Going Dark: Farina's Liquor License Seized, Serpentine Closes to Remodel

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Photo courtesy of Farina.

And…now ~FARINA~’s liquor license was seized by the state. Mission Local noted it was selling at auction for a minimum of $225K, which will be going toward the $275K Farina owes in back taxes and penalties. No word yet on who purchased the license, and for how much. (It’s like the restaurant is a car up on blocks and getting stripped.)

Over in Dogpatch, ~SERPENTINE~’s new chef-owner Tommy Halvorson is closing the restaurant for the month of August, and plans to reopen Wednesday September 6th. The 10-year-old restaurant (this fall) is getting a renovation—look for a new palette, windows will be added to the exterior, plus an expanded bar, kitchen, and dining room after moving both bathrooms to the back of the space. Halvorson’s menu now has more Southern influences (he’s Kentucky-born), with fried green tomatoes with brown butter and Nashville hot chicken. Small-batch craft beers will also be appearing on tap. Stand by for an update on the reopening in September.